This poster was made while working on a packaging project that was generating more heat than light. This is "This is Futura Book" and it now hangs forever above my desk.
This morning, Facebook's Your Memory feature reminded me of a collaborative project - "Mercury Is Spinning Forward" that exhibited one year ago at Two Columns Gallery in Sarasota, FL.
Curator Irene Garibay who brought 19 artists of varying disciplines and artistic backgrounds together, one Saturday last fall. 14 hours was spent improvising and creating pieces together using recycled found objects. We opened to the public a few days later. The pieces evolved with each stroke as the artists worked, independently or with others in smaller groups.
This is a large installation piece that Irene and I focused on for the first portion of the experience.
"There was never enough time."
Last summer I had a wonderful opportunity to intern with fine artists Kahn & Selesnick based in Hudson, NY. Here is the NY Times review of the installation created for the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme Connecticut for the Animal/ Vegetable/ Mineral show held June 8- September 22, 2013.
"The centerpiece in this room is a contemporary work by the duo Kahn & Selesnick(Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick): an installation comprising photos, drawings and a sculpture depicting a modern-day take on the Greenman, a figure from European folklore that suggested a kind of fertility figure (Sir Gawain and the Green Knight derive from this lineage). In addition to photographs like “Cabbage Head” (1997) and “Yew Man” (1997), which recall the vegetable portraits of the Italian artist Arcimboldo, there is a table with two “Greenman” figures (2013) seated at it: one made with oak leaves, the other with moss."